Patterned slow-down over the entire GNOME desktop

Ivan Gyurdiev ivg2 at
Mon Jan 2 18:55:24 UTC 2006

>> Then I have to say i can't confirm what you see. I'm not seeing
>> appreciable extended periods of high cpu utilization for my rawhide
>> synced gnome desktop running the nv driver and selinux permissive mode
>> with my normal application usage patterns.
> Please do not dismiss this report - I've experienced the very same 
> symptoms (nvidia-less and not tainted systems). Never reported them 
> because could not find what was blocking and why. But the experience 
> related there is very close to mine.
> I think the effects are worse on old slow systems, and under the human 
> tolerance threshold on faster computers (thanksfully I'm back on my 
> fast system now, rawhide on an Athlon 550 was disgusting last week)
This is an important point - like I said, this is a slower computer, and 
it's not all that slow (I would say 18 seconds as opposed to 4 to start 
up gnumeric). Jeff, you have faster processors, and you have two of 
them, so maybe you don't see a problem.

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